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compromise with the palestinians. but within his own party, his defense minister and his foreign minister say nothing can be done with the palestinians. the other rising star, naftali bennett says that his platform is to annex the west bank and he'll never agree to a two-state solution. so the only supporters of the two-state solution are lapid and tzipi livni. the prime minister... but it's clearly any movement forward on this is going to split this government. so it was hard to see how the previous government would move forward. i think it's even harder to see how this government is going to move forward. >> brown: do you see any potential? >> i think there is some potential here. out of 68... remember it takes 61 out of 120 to have a majority in the knesset. you have 25. as martin said, they are not part of this right-of-center block which has doubled when barack was the defense minister. so you do have a group. what keeps things the way for israel to be a normal western country goes to the palestinian issue. it will be interesting to see how it turns out. martin is correct that the key po
assert american commitment to the well-being, survival, defense of israel. but when he said, "put yourself in their shoes," the palestinians, "look at the world through their eyes. it's of their eyes. that's requiring-- that is speaking very candidly on a very sensitive subject, and i commend him for it. >> woodruff: last thing i'm raise-- we only have about 30 seconds so this is tough. the tenth anniversary on the war in iraq pain very brief thought from both of you, looking back, some people are asking, was it worth it? i don't want to put you on the spot in 15 seconds, david, but-- >> i'm not sure it was worth it. i think we look back and are more modest about what our intelligence can do, more than modest about our own sort of role in the world. i think it's been a lesson in modesty, but not isolation. >> it was not worth it, judy. it was-- it was a war of aggression. it was not a war of self-defense. it was organized against a country that had never attacked the united states, that had no capacity nor intention of attacking the united states. and it-- 44,088 american families
. as the arab uprisings convulse the president viewed a missile battery of the iron dome defense system-- heavily financed by the u.s., which knocked scores of rockets from the sky during brief november war with gaza. the president's remarks heavy with allusions to millenia of jewish history in the holy land and a nod to the broad purposes of his trip. >> across this region the winds of change bring both promise and peril. so i see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our nations, to restate america's unwavering commitment to israel's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> warner: he was referring to another focus of this visit: to listen to what israeli and palestinian leaders say they're willing to do to revive the stalled peace process between them. later at a press conference at the prime minister's jerusalem residence, the president was asked about yesterday's possible chemical weapons attack in northern syria. mr. obama said last year that if the regime used such weapons, it would cross a red line of its
the border, increasingly hostile neighborhood and there's -- there are no number of iron dome defense systems to that can adequately protect israel, even the united states can't. so it was kind of a call to action. >> brown: it's been interesting today. yesterday we see the president telling both sides, really, that peace is still possible. i wonder if the american officials there are talking about to the what degree he really is committed to putting a renewed effort into this. >> reporter: jeff, it was so interesting because the president and his people have been so careful not to make that commitment before this trip but today -- yesterday and really today i think he did raise expectations. not that he's going to do shuttle diplomacy himself but that his administration not only thinks it's possible but more than that that it's doable and so i think they'll have to follow through. he said secretary of state kerry is going to do a lot of this and he put his hand on kerry's shoulder essentially to say "he's my man." but the people around the president say that he got indications, he thinks, de
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